Special Education, M.S. - Cross Endorsement in Special Education (Off Campus)

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Application Deadline

Rolling admissions for Masters and Cross Endorsement programs. Please see admissions materials available from the Department office (203-392-5925) for specific file requirements and deadlines for the initial certification program.

Master of Science Degree Programs

Angela M. López-Velásquez, Graduate Program Coordinator

All Master ’s degrees in special education require a minimum 30 credits, as well as a culminating experience. Six credits at the 300–400 level may be included with adviser's approval. Those who wish to earn a Master of Science degree in this field are required to complete a planned program of study developed in consultation with an adviser. Some graduate courses may require field experiences. Courses should not be taken without an adviser’s approval.

Admission and program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science Degree with Cross Endorsement in Special Education

Students who hold initial certification in another area who are seeking cross endorsement in special education must apply to the School of Graduate Studies and matriculate if they plan to take more than 6 credits. Students must satisfy all Connecticut competency examinations and certification requirements currently in effect.

The following are suggested courses for cross endorsement (other course combinations may also satisfy state requirements—students should have their transcripts audited by the Connecticut State Department of Education):


CT teaching certification in another discipline

Completion of SED 225 — Introduction to Exceptional Individuals — 3 credits

Program Requirements - 36 Credits

*Comprehensive Exam Required at End of Program

*Students will be required to pass all state required examinations for cross endorsement in special education